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​Vitamin D Deficiency Increases The Risk Of Cardiovascular Disease

The study conducted by the researchers from the University of Turku was attended by 2148 people. At the beginning of the study participants were from 3 to 18 years old. Experts analyzed data collected from volunteers. The researchers then met again with the parties, when they were 30-45 years.

Vitamin D Deficiency Increases The Risk Of Cardiovascular Disease

It turned out that low levelss of vitamin D in childhood lead to the development of subclinical atherosclerosis in adulthood (after 25 years later). Subclinical atherosclerosis is a hidden form of chronic disease of the arteries. Atherosclerosis significantly increases the risk of other cardiovascular diseases.

Scientists have noticed a relationship between low vitamin D levels and an increase in the thickness of the inner lining of the carotid artery, which is a marker of atherosclerosis. The results were independent of other risk factors for cardiovascular disease, such as the level of serum lipids, blood pressure, smoking, diet, physical activity, obesity and socioeconomic status.

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